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Music as Rhetoric: George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" and the Obsession with a Christmas Classic

Thu, Nov 29

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Roy's Restaurant (Limited Seating)

Music as Rhetoric: George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" and the Obsession with a Christmas Classic

What is it about this masterpiece that continues to attract vast audiences - even to the point of obsession? And how did Handel use musical rhetoric to "speak" to his audiences? Come celebrate the season as we enjoy a Christmas Classic.

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Time & Location

Nov 29, 2018, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Roy's Restaurant (Limited Seating), 26831 S Bay Dr, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, USA

About The Event

Since its triumphant 1742 premiere, Handel's "Messiah" has remained a fixture of the Christmas season. The work is indeed transcendent, inspirational, and as one 18th-century critique wrote, "far surpassed anything of that nature anywhere!" What is it about this masterpiece that continues to attract vast audiences - even to the point of obsession? And how did Handel use musical rhetoric to "speak" to his audiences? Come celebrate the season as we enjoy a Christmas Classic.

A 3-course meal is included with your reservation. Reserve your seat online by using the link above. You can also reserve your seat by mailing a check ($49 per reserved seat) made out to Center for Public Musicology, c/o Tom Cimarusti, 389 Sweet Bay Lane, Naples, 34119. Please include event title on the check.

Tickets

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  • Handel Classic

    $49.00

    Classic ticket holders will enjoy a 3-course meal and a non-alcoholic beverage. Upgrade to VIP or Patron status for additional dining options.

    $49.00

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  • Handel VIP

    $69.00

    In addition to your 3-course meal, VIPs enjoy upgraded menu options and a glass of house wine.

    $69.00

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  • Handel Patron

    $99.00

    Patrons will enjoy upgraded menu option(s), a glass of house wine or cocktail, will be recognized as a patron of the CPM, and will be invited to the Patrons of the CPM annual reception.

    $99.00

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